This Is Blythe
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|LC Class||TR654 .G334 2000|
The project started in 1997 when a friend of Gina's showed her a Blythe doll, saying it looked like her. Gina had a camera she wanted to test, so she used the Blythe doll as her model. Soon after, she started carrying a Blythe doll everywhere. Gina works as a video and TV producer; in the course of traveling for her work she produced many photos of Blythe in locations all around the world. Gina showed her photos to Junko Wong, which led to Blythe being the model for the Christmas 2000 Parco ad campaign. Chronicle Books published This is Blythe in the summer of that year. The next summer the first Neo Blythes made by CWC and Takara went up for sale and were sold out in less than an hour.